Gajar ka achar

Homemade Gajar Ka Achar, this one should be your go to recipe. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Methi dana (Fenugreek seeds) ½ tsp
  • Raidana (Mustard seeds) yellow 1 & ½ tbs
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs
  • Saunf (Fennel seeds) 2 & ½ tbs
  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) 1 tbs
  • Gajar (Carrots) 300g
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tbs or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 & ½ tbs or to taste
  • Tatri (Citric acid) 1/4 tsp
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Hing (Asafoetida) powder 1/4 tsp
  • Amchor powder (Dried mango powder) 1 tbs
  • Kalonji (Nigella seeds) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Sarson ka tel (Mustard oil) 1 & ½ Cup or as required


In frying pan,add fenugreek seeds,mustard seeds and dry roast until fragrant.

Add cumin seeds,fennel seeds,coriander seeds and dry roast for a minute.

Let it cool.

In spice mixer,add roasted spices and grind coarsely & set aside.

Peel & cut carrots into thick julienne.

In a bowl,add carrots,salt,red chilli powder,citric acid,turmeric powder,asafoetida powder,dried mango powder,nigella seeds,ground spices and mix well.

In dry & clean jar,carrot achar,cover tightly and shake well & keep it on counter for 2-3 days (warm place).

In saucepan,add mustard oil and bring it to smoke point & let it cool.

In carrot achar,add mustard oil and mix well (yields 630g).

Cover tightly with a lid and keep in sunlight for 2 more days.


Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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